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Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Operation "Stand by your man"!


Operation "Stand by your man"!

For any woman waiting for the return of her sailor, be it from boot camp, A school, or a deployment!

Location: Good Old Red White & Blue!
Members: 350
Latest Activity: Jul 31, 2015


Discussion Forum

In need of advise

Started by Jasmine<3. Last reply by Jo (Wife of an ET Radioman) Dec 14, 2011. 1 Reply

Ship 11 Division 040 :)

Started by NorfolkNavyWife Nov 28, 2011. 0 Replies

Missing THE phone call

Started by SAwife11. Last reply by frogmansgirl Oct 7, 2011. 2 Replies

Where to start

Started by HoldFast86 (Ship 12 Div 325). Last reply by Mrs Eubank Aug 14, 2011. 1 Reply

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Comment by SAwife11 on February 25, 2011 at 7:09pm

new group for those in ship 03 div 144

Comment by MeLaNiE on February 20, 2011 at 8:58pm
Well goodluck this week then. I know the last thing my husband wants to come home to is a sick wife. lol he emailed me today saying all of the guys wanted to know what the weather was looking like for when they get home so he had me send them a 10 day weather forecast. How crazy?
Comment by MeLaNiE on February 20, 2011 at 8:45pm
i know the feeling. Remb how we were talking about the weather the other day. Well this wonderful Virginia Beach weather has caused me to get sick :( Im trying to get the apt cleaned up before he gets home but i must say i am lacking motivation. The only thing about the phones on his ship is that they told everybody when they got to port that they were going to fix them. so everyone is mad bc they said they were going to fix them and then they didnt but oh well what can you do?? Its good to hear that your jobs/ school are going well. Im glad someone can do it bc i dont know that i could.
Comment by MeLaNiE on February 20, 2011 at 8:34pm
I HATE river city. My husband does not even know when it happens so i get lots of emails that i cannot read. It prob does depend on where they work because my husband works on the aircrafts so that is prob why he doesnt really  get  to call along with the fact that the phones have been broken since they left. aww yayy one month down already. my hubby is gone on a work up and has been gone a little over a month. How are the jobs going?
Comment by MeLaNiE on February 20, 2011 at 8:23pm

Seriously. I know some girls on the Hampton Military Wives Brunch Bunch for Va Beach. They get like 2 phone calls a day from their husband and im thinking wth. They must be like sneaking phone calls because. I have not received one. I think it just depends on the ship they are attached to. My husband just tried to email but i cannot read the email bc his ship is blocking outgoing emails right now. He can read mine though :( i hate it when they do this.

I hope you get a phone call soon. The only phone call i got from my hubby is when they got to port. It stinks.

Comment by MeLaNiE on February 20, 2011 at 8:15pm
He's not home yet but he will be soon. Thank god. Im about to go stir crazy. I went with my friend to pick her husband up (she wanted me to take pics for her) and i was so jealous. I miss him. It does not help that they will not fix the phones on the ship, so all we have is email.
Comment by MeLaNiE on February 20, 2011 at 7:04pm
Ashley: I would call that fate. Its funny. God works in some strange ways. Thanks for some ideas also. My husband is almost home :) im so excited. But the ideas will come in handy when he goes on his first real deployment in May.
Comment by takemewithy0u (USS Hartford 768) on February 18, 2011 at 3:54pm
I'd like ideas too, actually... My hubby is only on a short underway but deployment is coming up...
Comment by Lindsay D. on February 18, 2011 at 3:49pm

Hi I'm Lindsay. My fiance is currently on his first deployment. Many of my "regular" friends just don't understand... so I'm looking for people in similar situations to talk to :)

He has yet to arrive at his destination, but I am attempting to think of cool ideas for a care package. Anyone have any unique ideas that I may steal? :)

Comment by MeLaNiE on February 16, 2011 at 1:44am

i didnt want to go to San Diego because all of our family is in Ga, so it would be impossible for us to visit family without having to fly home every time.


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